How to Display NFT Art: The Beginners Guide

So you have purchased your first NFT and are now probably wondering how to display it. After all what use do they have if you can’t show them off?

Don’t worry. In this guide, I will be covering several ways to display your NFT art. So without further ado, let’s dive right in.

Digital frames

Digital frames have come a long way in the past few years. Now they offer high-resolution displays that are sleek and thin.

The benefit of this display method is that you can import your image directly to this medium. Moreover, it supports a host of different configurations. For instance, you can set it to a slideshow and dictate what times of day it operates.

Not to mention, it allows dynamic NFTs to be displayed. If you have a video or GIF NFT then a digital display is the perfect match.

Print your NFT art

This is one of the cheapest ways of displaying your NFT collection. Like other digital artwork, NFTs can be printed and displayed. A QR code can also be attached as a means of verification.

It is also worth mentioning that certain collections such as Fidenzas have a physical version produced by the original artist. Users can use their NFT as proof of purchase and redeem them for a physical copy.

The downside of this method of display is that your image is static. Therefore, if you have a dynamic NFT you will have to look elsewhere.

Display your NFTs online

This is the most popular method by far. If you have browsed crypto Twitter then you have probably seen a sea of NFT profile pictures. Moreover, if you have an existing following then sharing your NFTs via social media is a great way of connecting with your audience.

Additionally, there are online galleries such as that function similarly to Instagram. Users can share their images while also liking and commenting on other people’s collections.

Lastly, if you want more autonomy where you can set your terms and conditions then you can set up your own website. This allows you to set the rules. For instance, the fees for tickets or the hosting configurations, etc.

Web 3.0 galleries

As we continue to transition to the metaverse this method of the display will only become more relevant. Thanks to decentralized applications (DApps) such as Decentraland and Sandbox users can display their NFTs in virtual worlds.

In these web 3.0 DApps, users can buy plots of land whereby they can set up virtual galleries. This allows you to host events and auctions. Furthermore, you can sell tickets and passes to these events as a means to generate income.

They have several benefits when compared to traditional galleries. For instance, they are extremely convenient as they are in digital form. There is no queue and they are not geographically restricted. Not to mention, you can view artwork at any angle and distance.

Moreover, the means of distribution are equal for all users. In most instances, decentralized applications are permissionless meaning anyone can access them and they are not reserved for the elite. This provides a way to interact with a global audience.

Overall, the metaverse provides an extremely interactive experience that is free from physical constraints.

Challenges of displaying NFTs

There are several notable challenges for displaying NFTs. Firstly, if you want to share them on a popular website such as Facebook and Twitter then you have to follow the terms of service.

Secondly, certain mediums don’t replicate the clarity of the original copy. For instance, prints can degrade over time while digital forms can be limited by the resolution and color accuracy.

The third issue is the cost. Digital displays can run upwards of 300 dollars not to mention parcels of land in the Metaverse are even more expensive.

Lastly, if you want to gain any traction from displaying your NFT then you will have to market them. This can prove costly while being a time sink.


As you can see, there are plenty of great ways to display NFTs. From digital displays to simply printing, there is an option for everyone. Although they can be costly, in my opinion, it is worth it. After all what use do they have if you can’t show them off? I hope you found this article useful and thanks for reading it.

Want to learn about Web 3.0? Click here to read my previous article.